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Musee De La Piscine

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Address: 23 Rue de l'Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: 03 20 69 23 60
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Liked the building more than the museum

We were surprised to find a security check gate at the entrance and even more surprised that I didn't have to take off my belt. Also, the security guy accidentally (?) dropped my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised to find a security check gate at the entrance and even more surprised that I didn't have to take off my belt. Also, the security guy accidentally (?) dropped my wallet behind his desk (which went through a separate scanner with my purse). I was lucky to quickly notice it was missing so he gave it back.... More 

Thank GeertL
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In terms of the collection, the museum has three or four stars. I mean, regarding the permanent collection there are some interesting works of art for lesser known artists, some pottery made by Picasso, a beautiful painting made by Ingres and the statues are great. The temporary exhibition about Chagall was extraordinary, it has some important works from the Belorussian... More 

Thank Beto79
Paris, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go by Lille ,this museum is a must to see . The permanent collection is interesting, but the exhibitions are amazing , worthed a visit from Paris if there is a grand exhibition which happens often,consider a trip of at least 4 hours by train back and forth. It has been constructed in an Art Deco swimming pool... More 

Thank 27nathalie
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The La Piscine Musée d'Art et d’Industrie is not only a great art gallery with wonderful and splendid exhibits but some of the artwork is displayed in a very unique and novel environment - a former art deco municipal swimming pool. I chanced upon this little gem when I picked up a leaflet in a hotel in Lille the month... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

very nice place in the ART DECO ambiance and good food done by MEERT ! The Caesar sald is really good and one coffee thats all

Thank DominiqueWATINE
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A 25 minute train ride (from Lille Flandres) and 15 minute walk bring you to this remarkably unique spot. Built around a swimming pool constructed in the 1920s, it houses an interesting collection of art and fabrics. If you like art and don't mind going off the beaten path, it's worth it. The lunch at the Meert cafeteria is quite... More 

Thank TheGandiman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

You will need at least a whole day to look round this amazing building and gallery. We spent an afternoon and it wasn't enough. Some of the finest artworks that I've seen.

Thank AndyTN34
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

the museum is in an old swimming pool, which makes it interesting in itself ! they have a collection of 19th century statues, mainly plaster ones, that i did not find that impressive, but they also have a collection of ceramics that is well worth seeing ! also a collection of paintings (mainly secular) which was interesting. There was a... More 

Thank Frank S
Kings Lynn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We went in search of this gallery due to the excellent reviews on trip advisor. It did not disappoint. We parked in the station car park which was about 5 mins away. The gallery was well signposted and easy to find. The gallery building itself kept my husband occupied (chartered building suveyor) whilst I was very happy to enjoy the... More 

Thank Sue C
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A great museum, suggested by my boyfriend, who wanted to suprise me with something original...and he succeeded! It is designed inside an old public pool and they kept the main swimming pool along which we can admire a lot of art items. I took many photos and it would take hours to download them here but I hope these will... More 

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